June 28th 2022
The AAP recently updated their recommendations urging schools to be prepared for emergency medical situations including seizures, diabetes, allergies/anaphylaxis, mental health, substance use, or asthma.
February 3rd 2022
May 19th 2021
Improve discharge safety with a checklistMay 4th 2021
At the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Niloufar Paydar-Darian, MD, attending physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, presented the results of a quality improvement program with the aim of eliminating serious preventable adverse events linked to discharge.
Let’s continue to be vigilant in our practices to prevent medical errors, thus attaining what we all strive for: helping our pediatric/adolescent patients return to their normal thriving state of health and well-being.
Medical errors in the pediatric emergency department: Don't make these mistakes!December 10th 2020
A medical error is not an unusual event, although most are minor. The emergency department is one place where medical errors are more likely because of the chaotic nature. Here's a look at common mistakes and some cases where mistakes were made.
Financial incentive program for providers reduces pediatric ED visitsJuly 4th 2019
A physician incentive program (PIP) that provides primary care providers (PCPs) with bonuses tied to specific goals to decrease pediatric emergency department (ED) use significantly decreases such visits, according to a retrospective analysis involving 1376 PCPs who participated in the PIP.
Office preparedness for childhood emergenciesMay 1st 2017
Studies highlight a need for pediatrician offices to be ready to handle emergencies, available data also demonstrate that many practices, including those that have already needed to treat a critically ill child, are not adequately prepared because they lack the relevant protocols, training, and tools.
When rash and fever become an emergencyMay 1st 2015
Rashes and fevers are among the most common complaints seen in the pediatrician’s office. The differential diagnosis is often large and ranges from entities the pediatrician sees commonly such as erythema infectiosum to the less common diseases such as Kawasaki syndrome, to more potentially serious conditions such as vaccine preventable illnesses and everything in between.
New model emerges for hospital-based pediatric careSeptember 1st 2014
In the mid-1990s, David Monroe, MD, a pediatrician in Columbia, Maryland, remembers having to admit children with common diagnoses such as appendicitis, asthma, and pneumonia to hospitals 30 or more miles away. That was because Howard County General Hospital, the community hospital in Columbia, was struggling to maintain pediatric inpatient care.
Caring for autistic children in emergenciesSeptember 1st 2012
Children with autism who require emergency medical care have special needs clinicians must address before beginning treatment. Resources and strategies are available to help you coordinate such care in your setting.
Pediatric emergency department physicians can predict likelihood of intussusceptionMay 1st 2012
Pediatric emergency department physicians usually can accurately predict the likelihood of an intussusception diagnosis on the basis of history and physical examination, a new study shows.
Who is least likely to fill a prescription after a pediatric emergency department visit?April 1st 2012
To find out what factors raise the risk of prescription going unfilled after an emergency department visit, researchers conducted a study in children discharged with a prescription from the pediatric ED of an urban safety-net hospital serving a low-income population.